Hellions of the Deep: The Development of American Torpedoes in World War II

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“The U.S. Navy's failure to provide its submarines with effective torpedoes was one of the great near disasters of the Second World War. Gannon offers us a finely crafted, thoroughly informative study of the failure and the successful technical effort to develop winning weapons for the fleet.”

—Harvey M. Sapolsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About the Author

Robert Gannon is Associate Professor of English at Penn State University. His articles have appeared in Popular Science, Reader's Digest, Science Digest, Science and Mechanics, Audubon, Oceans, and many other popular and specialized publications.

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  • Item Weight : 1.62 pounds
  • Hardcover : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 027101508X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0271015088
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.75 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Penn State University Press (May 9, 1996)
  • Language: : English
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